Cnemaspis omari GRISMER, WOOD, ANUAR, RIYANTO, AHMAD, MUIN, SUMONTHA, GRISMER, ONN, QUAH & PAUWELS, 2014
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Omar’s Rock Gecko|
|Synonym||Cnemaspis omari GRISMER, WOOD, ANUAR, RIYANTO, AHMAD, MUIN, SUMONTHA, GRISMER, ONN, QUAH & PAUWELS 2014: 54|
Cnemaspis chanardi GRISMER et al. 2010: 24 (in part)
Cnemaspis roticanai GRISMER 2011: 367 (in part)
Type locality: Wang Kelian, Perlis, Peninsular Malaysia (06°41.805 N, 100°10.751 E) at 150 meters elevation.
|Types||Holotype. LSUHC 9978, adult male, collected by Evan S. H. Quah and M. A. Muin on 11 March 2011.|
Paratypes. Adult female (LSUHC 9979) bears the same data as the holotype. Adult females (LSUHC 9564–65) collected by Kirati Kunya from the Phuphaphet Cave, Muang District, Satun Province, Thailand on 6 October 2009. LSUHC 9564 was previously considered a paratype of C. chanardi (Grismer et al. 2010a:17).
|Etymology||“We name this species in honor of the current Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Professor Dato’ Omar Osman. This is a sign of appreciation for all the support and funding from the university and for accelerating the research of biodiversity and wildlife studies in Peninsular Malaysia for many years.”|
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